Human Development

Kosovo Human Development Reports

The objective of the Kosovo Human Development reports is research that stimulates public debates and improves policymaking. The overall aims are wider than merely producing a report, and include offering a practical resource to policymakers, as well as building the capacity of national researchers and academia for human-development-related research.

Our Reports

To date, UNDP Kosovo has published eight national Human Development Reports. The ninth KHDR discusses employment and human development. This shorter and more focused KHDR is in line with the recommendations of the evaluation and forward-looking assessment undertaken in February-March 2015 and intends to analyze the long-term unemployment, the large group of Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), the high inactivity rate and youth unemployment. The KHDR on employment and human development will thoroughly analyze the employment opportunities and labour market from a holistic and inclusive perspective. The report will provide the Ministry of Labour and Welfare with sustainable human development policy recommendations in order to overcome the existing challenges the Kosovo population is confronted with.


What Is Human Development?

The UNDP Kosovo animation video "What is human development?" explains and promotes sustainable human development. Sustainable human development means the creation of the same opportunities for a life with dignity for all people and next generations.more

Our Stories

  • UNDP Launches Kosovo Human Development Report 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on the 30 September 2014 launched the eighth Human Development Report for Kosovo. The launch of the Report - entitled Migration as a Force for Development- was hosted by the UN Development Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Andrew Russell,more

Projects and Initiatives

Kosovo Human Development Report 2016

Human Development is about creating an environment where people are able to have a dignified life and having a decent job is one of the fundamental needs for a healthy socio-economic environment. In the context of Kosovo, employment means nutritious food on the table, a better house to live in, better health, access to education and greater personal freedom. Despite the continuing positive rates of economic growth each year, Kosovo’s economy faces challenges in creating employment opportunities for its citizens. The main employment indicators, measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) remain unpromising. The unemployment rate continues to be above 30%, having a higher impact on young women and men (61%). The same data show that long-term unemployment and inactivity rates remain very high. However, to better understand the causes of these negative indicators in the labour market, UNDP is seeking to analyse further the long-term unemployment, the large group of Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs), the high inactivity rate and youth unemployment based on the datasets available.


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Evaluation and forward-looking assessment of the KHDR

The KHDR Evaluation Report reflects general and specific recommendations for future impact with Human Development reporting- and teaching. Furthermore, it compares regional practices vis-à-vis Kosovo’s experience in achieving impact through evidence-based policymaking, public awareness and innovations with “beyond NHDR” products.  

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Infographics on sustainable human development
Kosovo Human Development Reports
Kosovo Human Development Report 2014

Labour migration and economic interaction with the Kosovan Diaspora abroad have a profound impact on the economic opportunities and livelihoods of many individuals in Kosovo. This is not just limited to the household level. Economic interactions with the Kosovan Diaspora are so pervasive that they strongly influence Kosovo’s macroeconomic development and, hence, all Kosovans.

Kosovo Human Development Report 2012

Private Sector and Employment addresses one of Kosovo’s deepest post-conflict challenges – the capacity of the economy to provide jobs and growth. The desire for decent work is one of the most basic of all human needs. To the average Kosovan family, decent work means more nutritious food on the table, a better house to live in, better health and more freedoms.

Kosovo Human Development Report 2010

It examines exclusion as it affects Kosovans reaching for education and a basic standard of health. Finally, it looks at how gaps in these sectors are influencing public trust and eroding participation in Kosovo’s hard-won democratic process.

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